IBM 2009-2010

Sponsor: IBM


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Olingua Franca: Producing Evidence (Not Data) for Distributed Control Systems

With the advent of the Internet, control systems have become more complex and more distributed, introducing a host of issues involving security and resilience. The IBM SCOPE project seeks to address these issues by creating a new network-oriented systems architecture for the design of secure, distributed, resilient control systems. This architecture complements and can leverage existing network and security architectures such as IP networking and
IPsec protocol suites. This year, the IBM SCOPE team developed a working prototype of the architecture and used it to create a demonstration of a national smart grid control system based on multiple independent policies.

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Faculty Advisor
Mark Sheldon

Team Members
Zachary Coburn
James Getzendanner
Michael Hughes
Ilari Shafer
Jim Switzer
Chuck Linton (Babson MBA)

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